ASB UpdateTuesday, October 20, 2009 By Kurt Chirbas
Gazette: What are some of the events ASB is currently working on? Nashimeyah Ali: We’re working on Homecoming, which is basically the biggest event of the year. A change this year, which a lot of people have already heard about, is that we are not going to have the Homecoming dance. But we still have a halftime show. We’re still having royalty. Also, as ASB vice president, I am working on Student Senate and elections. Elections are coming up pretty soon. In fact, applications just came out. Everything has been sped up this year because of the calendar change. It’s been kind of overwhelming. But right now, most of our class has been committed to the Bogus Ball committee, which is a new event for Granite Bay. It’s really cool, and there’s going to be a lot of innovation because we’ve never had this dance in the past. With the early-start calendar, will there be any changes to Homecoming? It’s actually weird because you’d think Homecoming would be pushed earlier because of the calendar change, but it’s actually been pushed later. It’s Nov. 6. The Homecoming float theme this year is movies, and we just had our class meetings to vote on individual class themes. I think it’s a good idea that Homecoming is later in the year. It allows us more time to get started. Also, it’s not the same day as other school’s Homecomings. There are three high schools in the area that all have their Homecomings on the same day. We have ours on a different day, so that allows students to go to other schools’ Homecomings. Looking back, how do you feel this year’s Sports-a-Rama competition went? I think it went fairly well. Being a senior, I should be a little bit bitter about not winning, but actually, I’m not because I definitely think our senior class has stepped up a tremendous amount. In the past years, we couldn’t get sign-ups for Sports-a-Rama. This year, it was packed. It was all yellow. We even had to cut sign-ups. Student government kids couldn’t be on the team because there were so many others that wanted to participate. I think we got a whole lot of different people involved from different organizations on campus. As for the senior class, I think it was a great show of spirit. And, in the end, I personally don’t believe winning is everything, and I congratulate the junior class. What can students expect from Bogus Ball tonight? I think Bogus Ball is a really fun dance because it allows students to be really creative with their costumes. It’s totally casual and informal. It’s open. It’s not a date dance. You can basically do whatever you want in terms of costumes and outfits. I really hope that students will have a lot of fun. It’s really cool for me because, as a senior, I’ve never experienced this kind of dance. Students should definitely be excited for it. They’ll be in for a new treat that they’ve never had before. Has this school year lived up to your and ASB’s expectations? So far, I would say yes. I love being a senior, and I love the fact that it’s coming full circle. When we were freshmen, we would look up to seniors in student government like Brent Barber and Sana Naeem. Now, (the) freshmen are looking up to us. I remember I thought those seniors were gods. They were totally my role models, and what we don’t realize is that freshmen this year are looking up to us the same way. It’s a really nice feeling. You feel like you have responsibility and that you’re fulfilling it. This year is going even better than I dreamed it would.